PhilHealth has paid P144,838,200 in dialysis claims to 13 free standing dialysis centers in Western Visayas this year, with the largest payments made in Negros Occidental, J animhe Jalbuna, PhilHealth 6 Public Affairs Unit head, said yesterday.
The da ta does not include payment to hospitals in Western Visayas that also provide dialysis for PhilHealth members, she said.
Jalbuna said, so far, they have had no findings of ghost dialysis patients in Western Visayas.
Three Negros Occidental free standing dialysis centers were the top recipients of PhilHealth payments for dialysis claims as of June 10 this year, she also said.
The top three WV clinics that received the highest payments are M-3 Dialysis Center Inc. – P37,962,600 for 2,597 cases, Metro Bacolod Kidney Center Inc. – P30,589,000 for 1,952 cases, and Negros Kidney Specialists’ Center Inc. - P19,965,400 for 2,953 case, which are all based in Negros Occidental, she said.
Other accredited free standing dialysis centers in Negros Occidental are Archangel Raphael Dialysis Center Inc., Negros Kidney and Dialysis Center Inc., and Riverside Medical Center Inc.
Those accredited in Iloilo are Fremont Renal Care and Medical Clinic, Hartman Dialysis Center Inc., M-3 Dialysis Center Inc., MDSS Crossway Kidney Care Inc., Nephro Synergies Inc. and Renal Specialty Inc., and in Capiz - D & E Dialysis Center.
PhilHealth comparative data shows that payments made to WV free standing dialysis centers were P60,803,184 in 2014, P132,808,000 in 2015, P229,314,400 in 2016, P200,761,600 in 2017, and P373,068,000 in 2018.*
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